Started rolling my own smokes about a year ago using whatever various value pipe tobacco I felt like trying. Cherokee, OHM, D&R, etc etc... like all things I do I tend to go overboard with my hobbies, so now I am looking into starting from quality whole leaf and creating my own blends that I like. I like a variety and am eager to learn about blending. Will be buying a shredder and some whole leaf, just trying to dial in a selection to start with. My 'generic-ish' pipe tobacco suits me fine on most days, but after awhile it seems to have become more bland so looking to kick those up a notch with some flavor by blending in some more 'spice' tobacco or something, but also I want to create some deeper more full-flavor/robust blends from 'scratch' as well. I was a big fan of DRUM back in the day, so I would be interested to know what sort of varieties it would take to create something similar. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. This forum looked like a great place with alot f very helpful and informative people and I am happy to be here.